February 17, 2022

Netflix announced today that Stranger Things has been renewed for a fifth and final season. The news comes as the streaming giant set a premiere for the long-awaited fourth season, which will return in May after a nearly three-year absence.

The 1980s-themed horror/mystery drama burst onto the scene in 2016 and quickly gained a huge pop culture following backed by plenty of critical praise and awards. Everything from its captivating storytelling and likable characters, to its creepy atmosphere and nostalgic references, struck a chord with a wide range of viewers.

Created by the Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things takes place in Hawkins, Indiana, following a group of kids who become friends with a mysterious girl that possesses psychokinetic abilities. They discover an alternate dimension known as the Upside Down, which starts to have an increasing affect on the town and its residents.

Season 4 of Stranger Things will be split into two parts, with Volume 1 coming on May 27. Most of the forthcoming episodes will be super-sized, promising to make Season 4 twice as long as Season 3.